Johannesburg Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive tech startups of South Africa.


We are looking for the best disruptive startups of South Africa to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town. The Cape Town conference will take place on November 15 and 16.

The selected startups will be flown, accommodated and trained by the AfricArena organization. You already have a market / customer validation and wish to benefit from an international exposure? Come and apply!

PRE-SELECTION EVENT in Johannesburg: October 9th

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25th – midnight 



The pre-selection pitching session will take place on October 9 in Johannesburg. The panel will be composed of representatives of the AfricArena organization and key actors of the South African startup ecosystem. Some investors will be present too.  



This is a cross-sector challenge: all industries/markets are welcome.

We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product/service/technology                   
2. Market & customer validation                               
3. Growth & traction                 

If you are at an earlier stage, stayed tuned for upcoming challenges as the maturity requirements will vary.

Johannesburg Ecosystem Challenge

Johannesburg Ecosystem Challenge


October 7, 2018
Organizer AfricArena
Website Visit website
Targets South Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic